October 4, 2022

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3 Tips for Buying a Drone

3 Tips for Buying a Drone

If you’re buying your first drone, or your 5th drone, there are a few things you’ll want to consider before you buy it. The price of drones, as does the quality of the imaging, varies considerably. So one of the first steps before purchasing a drone is to consider what type of use you need it for? Are you wanting commercial quality drone footage, or something that is more affordable and the quality that doesn’t have to be as high. Figure out how much you want to spend, then figure out what features are non-negotiables. If you’re not experienced in flying a drone, consider taking a course or at least watching some quick Youtube videos on how to make the most of your drone. Keep reading to learn my top 3 tips for buying a drone.

1. Set a Budget
Deciding how much you want to spend before you start looking is an important step. Drone prices vary considerably and without a clear budget it’s easy to get talked into spending more or going way over your budget. If the budget you set isn’t realistic for what you want to buy, you might want to consider buying a second hand drone off Marketplace, or waiting a while and saving a little more. Having a clear budget will help ensure you buy something that suits your lifestyle and that doesn’t give you buyer’s remorse. Check out Northern Mat for some great options.

2. Decide on What You Need
What features do you need in a drone? Do you need one that knows some smart tricks, to make flying and filming easier? How high do you need the image quality to be? It is important to you that the drone is small, and easy to carry around, or is it more important that you can get commercial quality footage. Think about what your ‘essentials’ are and what the things you’d like but don’t really need. This will help you filter out the options. 


3. Consider Taking a Course
Whether you’re flying a mavic 3 pro, or something a little more basic there are certain things that you’ll want to learn to make the most of your drone. For that reason it can be worthwhile taking a drone course. Not only does it cover ideas of how to fly your drone better, but it can also help you learn some strategies for getting professional looking footage that you will be proud to show off. The great thing about a drone course is that they’re online, so you can easily complete them on your own schedule. 

Buying a drone is a considerable investment so you want to make sure that you’re making the most of your purchase and getting a good fit for your lifestyle. I hope these three tips for buying a drone hope you feel confident in your choice.